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breath not so friendly to our noses. do it yourself dog teeth cleaning tips at 9:45. if i tried that, i'm afraid they would bit my hand off. let's find out what's happening with our weather today. very cool start to the day. gwen tolbart is downstairs in the weather center with more. >> reporter: we have nice conditions on tap for you here definitely. let's take a look at the maps and get started because we have clear skies across the area compliments of a ridge of high pressure in control holding through today with bright skies. so we are going to be doing very well. as we start off this morning, current temperatures, 66 at reagan national, 64 baltimore, 67 at annapolis, 64 fredericksburg, 61 degrees at winchester, 63 at dulles, and 59 degrees at frederick. so a pretty refreshing start to your day. a lot cooler than it has been over the course of the past couple of weeks or so. no shortage of sunshine in my
forecast today. by midday 74 degrees. you will have to deal with some winds today. they will be pushing in from the northwest and we'll get a little bit gusty by this afternoon picking up to at least 25 miles per hour. so be prepared for that. but overall, we are not doing too badly and we're talking a high today of 78 degrees. back to you. our big story this morning, you couldn't have scripted it any better for robert griffin iii. the 21-year-old lived up to the hype and threw for two touchdowns and ran for 42 yards. >> fellow rookie alfred morris led the ground attack with two touchdowns. the redskins won 40- 32. >> we could have scored a few more points but nothing is ever perfect. so you know there were some passes i wish i had back. there are some plays i wish i had back, you know, falling on a keeper hitting the runningback or fumbling on the red zone when we had a open guy
for a touchdown. all those things. but i'm not going to be debbi downer, we won the game. >> all s think about when you have a talent like him or, yeah, play breaks down a little bit he is able to roll out of the pocket. >> christian in 25 minutes, dave ross is back to break down the redskins' big opening day win. a history making day on the field for the nfl too. but we are not talking about a player here. shannon eastin is the first female official to work an nfl regular season game. eastin got her break because of the referee lockout and she is among the replacement crews brought in until a new deal is worked out. the 42-year-old arizona native worked as a ref in the mideastern athletic conference which is college football's second highest level. and turning to the campaign trail now, new polls show president obama is emerging from the democratic national convention with a slight lead. and the u.s. capital building
is already being prepared for inauguration day. fox 5's melanie alnwick has the latest on the campaign trail live from capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the west terrace of the capital will be closed starting today for the workers to begin to install the stands that we are going to see all over the place here for inauguration day 2013. hard to believe that they have to get ready this far in advance but it will be upon us before we know it. but who is sworn in on january 21st will depend on what happens between now and november. and it does appear that president obama is getting a small bump in the polls. here's a look at the numbers. the latest gallup poll of registered voters showing president obama with a 5-point lead, 49-44% just outside the margin of error. the president hit florida sunday. 29 delegates up for grabs there. real clear politics shows mr. obama with a slight lead although the state is still classified as a toss-up. the president's campaign appearances in the sunshine
state trying to turn attention away from jobs and the economy towards medicare. governor romney took sunday off attending church and doing some debate prep but he still managed to make news clarifying his position on healthcare in a pretaped interview. it's the pocketbook issues that many voters will be paying attention to. >> i will never turned medicare into a voucher. >> yeah! >> we won't do that. they want to give the money back to the insurance companies, put them in charge of medicare. >> i'm not getting rid of all healthcare reform. of course there are a number of things that i like in the healthcare reform that i'm going to put in place, one is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage, two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like. i also want individuals to be able to buy insurance, health insurance, on their own as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax advantaged basis through their company. >> reporter: mitt romney is
campaigning in ohio today, focusing on jobs and the economy. these next 60 days are really going to fly by, the date a lot of people are circling on their calendars, october 3rd the date for the first presidential debate. >> melanie, thank you very much. meanwhile, tragedy strikes the campaign trail after a motorcycle officer escorting the president's motorcade to an event is struck by a vehicle and dies. the 55-year-old officer from the city of jupiter was preparing to shut down interstate 95 in west palm beach yesterday when he was hit by a pickup truck. white house press secretary jay carney says president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family. the victim was a 20-year veteran of the jupiter police force. the kids are back in school. summer is wrapping up and congress is returning after a five-week vacation. lawmakers have a lot of unfinished business, too, including budget deadlines. but the fall session is shorter than usual. and with elections looming in november, congress is expected to put off big issues like
spending cuts and taxes. making headlines this morning, teachers in chicago have gone on strike for the first time in 25 years. contract talks stalled once again late last night. as a result, the chicago teachers union says its 26,000 members will not show up for work today. that means nearly 400,000 students won't have classes. the two sides are haggling over issues like pay raises, benefits and job security. mayor rahm emanuel is furious. he says that the strike is unnecessary because negotiations are not that far apart. there's been a lot of backlash for his book "no easy day" but now the author of that book is speaking out for the first time. >> wisdom martin is back with a look at what the former navy seal has to say about the raid that killed osama bin laden. >> reporter: he has appeared on "60 minutes" last night to discuss his story and historic
mission. the retired navy seal is identified as matt bissonnette and he wrote the book under a pseudonym. the goes by the name mark owen, the former navy seal turned author who wrote "no easy day" a firsthand account of the u.s. military raid that killed osama bin laden. >> that's been lots of build-up because no one read book in advance and it's something we have never seen before where a navy seal speaks about an operation. >> reporter: he is under heavy scrutiny and his life is threatened. now he is speaking out for the first time of the he sat down with "60 minutes" but for security reasons, both his appearance and his voice were altered. >> this operation was one of the most significant operations in u.s. history. and it's something that i believe deserves to be told right. and deserves to go in a book and stand for itself. >> reporter: but not everyone agrees. >> the american public doesn't need to know what happened exactly in that building. >> reporter: the pentagon has gone as far as threatening legal action against owen for an alleged violation of
nondisclosure agreements. that's because a manuscript was not submitted for a pre- publication security review. >> it doesn't matter if there's classified information in the book. if there's an obligation to submit it for pre-pub review you have to abide by it because you have to give the government the opportunity to see if in fact this is classified information. >> reporter: he says the book tells a story and does not have classified information. >> i'm not talking secrets or tactics. i don't get into it. but i try to the give the reader a sense of what it's like to be there. >> reporter: the book "no easy day" hit store shelves last week and it's already a best- seller. bissonnette says most of the book's proceeds will be donated to charity. tomorrow is 11 years since the september 11th attacks. here in the district, the washington national cathedral will offer prayers during its regularly scheduled services. president barack obama will attend a private ceremony at
the pentagon and vice president joe biden will speak at the united flight 93 memorial in shanksville, pennsylvania. in new york city for the first time, no politicians have been invited to the ceremony at ground zero. that's in part because of tensions between new york and new jersey lawmakers over who is responsible for costs of the yet-to-open 9/11 museum. as the nation prepares to remember those lives lost, we are also remembering the first responders who got sick after sifting through the toxic rubble. 11 years later the federal government may finally recognize that people who worked or lived near the world trade center after 9/11 got cancer as a result. according to "new york times," an announcement acknowledging this link could be made any day now. back to the presidential campaign. the lighter side of life on the trail, president obama's feeling the love of supporters in florida. >> literally. then thousands a is even coming
from an -- this enthusiasm is coming from an unlikely source. he was so excited to meet the president that he gave him a bear hug. the registered republican plans to vote for president obama for a second time in november. he says he just feels comfortable with the president. we want to mention that he says he did get approval from the secret service to give that bear hug. >> that's good. it wasn't a hug but vice president joe biden got to cuddle up with some bikers during a campaign visit to ohio this past weekend. the vice president stopped by a diner on his way to give a speech and ended up crawling over a female member of the group and told her, i know who runs the show even pulled her up a chair in front of himself. but from the looks of it, her friends were a little suspicious. >> a little snuggle snuggle there with the vice president. >> not really sure what was going on there. >> weird.
>> whispering something in her here? i don't know. coming up at 11 minutes after 9:00 on this beautiful monday morning, america's favorite doctor is back with a new season to help people reach their health goals. >> coming up, dr. oz joins us live from new york which a preview of his new season. >> you could be 100,000 richer and not know it. somebody is holding a winning ticket from the march 26 cash five-day drawing shoulder at a happy shoppers store at henrico county. it expires at 5 p.m. on september 24. check your opinion tickets. >> we'll be right back.
several shows debut today on fox 5 including the dr. oz show today at 4 p.m.
what's on tap. the doctor joins us live. thank you for joining us, dr. oz. >> thank you. >> one of the highlights is the appearance of the first lady this week. first, let's talk about what you have going on today where you're going to be talking about a popular fat burner. >> well, it's like a tsunami that swept the country this past year. over the summer we took an opportunity to do the biggest experiment we have been able to accomplish. we got 100 people to take either a fake version of this product or the real product. and we saw the results and i'm going to present all that this afternoon. i'm also going to share exactly how you would take it where you can get it from so it's safe and i want to point out the fact that a lot of people use my name, picture, put it next to a product and try to sell it to you. i don't sell anything! if someone is trying to do that, they're duping you. you're better off to buy high quality products accordingly. >> i'm glad you're going to be talking about that.
i wasn't aware it was a big issue but i have indeed seen your face in supermarkets and what have you attached to vitamins or supplements or things like that. is that a big issue going on a lot? >> it's a huge issue. it's remarkable how much money folks are making off of what we talk about. listen, i'm honored that people trust what i say and we do speak openly about things that we think will help people's health but the reason we don't sell products is it's a conflict of interest. i want to talk honestly about what's going on. you don't want your doctor telling you to buy stuff. so when people steal my picture and put it on the web and we'll show you how easy it is to happen, we'll have people on the show who talk honestly about what they have done with my name and likeness, it's transformative. >> tomorrow you talk about restarting your body. >> the big aim this year is to get people stuck in a rut who think their best years are behind them and get to you realize you can get out of that rut so we are going to help you transform your life. we start off at ellis island where so many americans came and end up in the deserts on
the western part of the country with these big experiences that get people to realize that that luggage, that baggage they are carrying around doesn't center to be so. you can't get rid of it. it's who you are. but you can rehabbing it so you can show up in your own life and reboot from the inside out. >> wednesday the first lady michelle obama will be on your show. tell us about that. >> we have a very open intimate conversation about the fears she has for her family's health but she is also such a great mom. she has great solutions like a lot of moms have figured out. so she shares those with us. she also challenges me to a jump roping contest. we'll see how that works out. i'm a little embarrassed to admit and she also shares with me that in the white house they actually dance a lot so she has me practice doing the dugie with her. it's a little awkward. we'll see how it works out. >> that right there, i know there's going to be important information but that right there gets me to want to watch. very quickly, you were here last week, great thing that you
did with the 15-minute physicals. and it turns out that washington, not as healthy as we might like. were you surprised by that? >> i was a bit surprised. there are so many wonderful resources. we found the highest rate of obesity in the country. we have been doing these free 15-minute physicals all over the place. of the 800 people who came to spend time with us, we were able to find lots of health issues they weren't aware of and we gave the record card to the city of washington. this is the year to do it. this is the time when we can change our communities, make it easier to do the right things. you have to fight for your health. as we cover with first lady michelle obama, it's a national security crisis if we don't fix our health. it has to be on the front burner for everybody, including the elected officials. >> we look forward to the new season beginning today. we'll see you again soon. >> stay well, tony. >> you, too. >> and, of course, season 4 of the dr. oz show begins at 4:00 this afternoon right here on
fox 5. wendy williams begins a new season at 10:00 following this show immediately following. and then ricky lake is back on tv for the first time in years. her show is at 11 a.m. >> a web search for a popular actress could harm your computer, coming up. >> first let's check in with holly. >> reporter: i feel like air traffic control right now between all these butterflies. they are definitely up and at 'em and flying all around in the flight hall where we are live this morning. it's the wings of fancy exhibit at brookside gardens in wheaton and they are gearing up for the closing of this exhibit as they get ready for that, they're also getting ready for a special event for children on saturday. we'll tell you about that and more live later on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. anncr: this casino's's in west virginia.
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if you want to keep your computer free of viruses, don't do a lot of searches on actress emma watson apparently. according to mcafee, the harry potter star is the most dangerous to search for online. apparently, many sites trick users into downloading malicious software or steal personal information. the study predicts a one in eight chance of landing on a malicious site. last year, heidi klum was considered the most danger cyber celebrity. emma watson this year. >> she needs a sandwich. >> a cookie at least. it was a big success forej.c. penney. how it they are making their free -- now they are making their free haircuts for children on sundays regular. more than 1.6 million children received free haircuts during the program's debut last month. if you are a big fan of halloween, your oreo cookie routine may change. kraft's new limited edition
candy corn oreos hit shelves today. they have an orange and yellow cream filling available only at target only for a short time. looks interesting. >> i have never had an or i don't i didn't like. [ laughter ] >> you know. i'll be okay. after much anticipation, rg iii makes an impressive debut in his first regular season game. >> get those cookies over to emma watson stat! it was an eye-opening debut for one robert griffin iii. we'll hear from the rookie quarterback and delve deeper into all things rg iii in a moment. coming up, an artist turns static pictures into animation. learn his trick and how you can try it for yourself coming up. what does fallll smell like?
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mitt romney's position onpprove women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. time to get your brain working on this monday morning. it may look like these pictures are moving, but it's just an optical illusion. the video was uploaded to
youtube. the creators cat even makes a cameo appearance. where's the cat? do you guys see the cat? >> i don't care about the cat. >> the top sheet is transparent to create the animated effect. the artist provided links on his youtube page for people to print the designs and try for themselves. is it required that a cat be in every youtube video? >> fascinating. >> i'm going to try it. >> you want a youtube video with a dog in it or something? >> maybe because the producer has cats. >> maybe. >> all right. >> what have you got for us gwen? >> i love dogs and cats and sunshine. that's what i have for you. >> you love a lot of things.
>> i'm a wonderful loving person in the world. plenty of sunshine. i'm going to share the love with you right now. a ridge of high pressure and we are going to be looking good. not a lot of activity across the country. a little weather to the southwest and northwest just a bit to the border of the dakotas and canada but other than that, we are doing very well. east coast ridge of high pressure in control look at this we have no clouds, we have nothing just sunshine and bright skies for you today. now, cooler conditions however because we have a cold front that moved through saturday and after it brought the storms it brought a cooler influx of air and we have a northwesterly wind flow today. 66 degrees this hour at reagan national airport, 64 at baltimore, 67 at annapolis. and 65 at fredericksburg to the south. cumberland cooler at 59. we have 63 degrees at martinsburg. national temperatures also a little cooler than they have been. we have temperatures in the 50s, a few 40s in some of our areas to the far northwest as well but temperatures overall
as a result of the jet stream seeing this cooler influx of air that's settling in. so for us we are actually headed to the 70s today. the upper 70s pretty much everywhere. so you will see the sunshine and it will be drier as well as cooler than over the course of the past week or so. so pretty cool night tonight and then for tomorrow, i mean, for this afternoon, i should say, no shortage of sunshine, ridge of high pressure is going to rule all along the mid- atlantic and into the east. that's going to hold us through into most of the week. for today 78 degrees then. winds will be gusting from the northwest at 25 miles an hour so be prepared for that. and if you take a look at tonight, clear skies and light winds, 55 degrees. the winds will start to diminish somewhat only from the north at 5 to 10. however, in the western suburbs, in the northwest, i really anticipate the temperatures will actually probably be in the low 50s, anywhere from about 50 to 53 degrees. here's a look at your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. sunshine right across the board. we see a cloud or two heading into the weekend and that's because we have a cold front
moving in. and that could possibly bring us a few spotty showers into the weekend. nothing that's going to be a washout at all. but we are looking at temperatures rising as well by the time we get to hump day on wednesday. we are sliding ever so slowly back into the low 80s. and we'll be 84 degrees by the time we hit saturday. let's check back in with the anchors now. back to you. >> thank you. well, you know, it doesn't happen ton of where a rookie lives up to the lofty hype for the media and the fans but it did. robert griffin iii helped the redskins to a 40-32 win over the saints in their own dome. let's get some reaction from the sports junkies at "106.7 the fan." >> yes, how are you doing? >> what's up, guys? >> great. >> before we get going, listen to this soundbyte we ran earlier. take a listen to rg iii when he talked about why he was so composed leading up to this game. >> my mind was really clear going into this game. you know, i left my phone back
in virginia, not on purposes, but, you know, i -- so i was not distracted at all. really just sat in my room and watched some tv, had time to think about things and the one thing i don't do is try to stress about anything or try to go out and try to prove anything to anyone. >> so guys, i ask you, is there now a ban on cell phones for all redskins players since it worked out so well? >> i guess there is a ban on taking your uniform off before you go in front of the press. >> that was a rookie mistake. >> that was like a "saturday night live" bit. >> what a goofy move was that. >> doesn't take his unioff. >> that's a fashion faux pas but it was classic and indicative of a rookie, maybe the only thing he did wrong yesterday. >> also he was slapping fives with all the redskins fans after the game and one saints
fan who moved his hand. he started laughing at rg iii. another rookie mistake. [ laughter ] >> we have to knock him for something. >> here's the thing. he didn't do anything wrong on the field. i think it's a-plus all around. he tripped one time but basically, threw the ball tremendously well, great decisions. there were times when we thought he would run and he still looked down field and completed passes. amazing performance. >> when he tripped on the ball, covered it up, wasn't fumbling, didn't pull a rex grossman, he had ball security throughout that game which is great for the redskins. >> and he stood tall in the pocket. that throw to garcon, a lot of people think quarterbacks will run out of the pocket. he stood tall and delivered the pass. they didn't have a reception like that all last season. there was a lot of yards after the catch but rg iii took a major hit on that throw. really impressive. >> you mentioned his decision- making. i said earlier, i'm very impressed by his poise staying in the pocket and taking the
hits and everything but also the decision-making, because if there is anywhere where you think there will be some problems for a rookie, it's making decisions, making wrong decisions and throwing interceptions. >> he never threw the ball up for grabs which is something that the previous quarterbacks always did. >> right. he seemed to know where the linebackers were. he had a grasp of the offense. there was just no rookie jitters that you would expect. really it's a new era. i think we can look forward to performances like this in the future. >> the analysts always talk about the game speeding up in the regular season versus the preseason? it doesn't look like it sped up for him. looked like it slowed down so he was able to make the quick decisions. >> shanahan didn't really show much in the preseason. and you can talk about the game speeding up in general for rookie quarterbacks but that defense, they are not used to guys like rg iii. he was able to slide out of the pocket sometimes and when he takes off, he is faster than everybody else. >> one thing, too, jason you talked about it a couple of hours ago, we are not really talk about the redskins defense
today. maybe we should too. because they played out of their minds again only giving up essentially 24 points, 32, two-point conversion and really the defense, which was much maligned coming in especially the back four, stepped up and confused drew brees. i was surprised by this. >> when you can hold drew brees it 50% completion on his passes, you have done an amazing job as defense. kudos for that. >> i think they batted down four balls too. they had them out of rhythm. the dbs played great. cedric griffin played out of his mind. so really overall other than the blocked punt, that was blais cloudy the only blemish on the -- that was basically the only blemish on the team. >> the saints committed 12 penalties, only ran the ball 10 times, they looked out of sync. not having sean payton was a
factor. >> now the trick is string back- to-back wins. it's something we haven't done in a long time. i'm sorry, i know it's only one win. and i know that we have struggled against the rams. but it's the rams! we should beat the rams next week! we should be 2-0! i'm not predicting super bowl or play- offs, but i'm predicting 2-0, baby!! >> here's a tweet real quickly, hometown fans treating me like family after a great team effort but now i'm great back at it with the hashtag on to the next one. so maybe he is with you eb thinking about the rams already on a monday. >> he is a mature guy. wise beyond his years even though he has wacky figurines in his locker and wears funny socks he is a smart measured guy so he is ready for the rams. >> how about a sweater? >> twitter is the greatest! >> we love twitter. >> you can have the figurines as long as you win.
then you're just eccentric. >> exactly. >> whole new junkies here. >> thank you. >> see you. >> i think even the top five guys are waiting for us to bash the team. >> no bashing. >> should be today. >> be happy. we'll take it. take it in stride, on to the next one. >> on to the rams. >> dave ross, thank you very much. >> sarah, back to you. coming up next, find out which hollywood couple reportedly got married and season two of the x factor kicks off. hear what britney says she is looking for in contestants next in the "buzz bin." >> we'll be right back. anncr: this casino's i in west virginia.
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opening the "buzz bin" this morning, new x factor judge britney spears is giving some insight into what she is looking for in contestants on the show. the pop princess believes they need more than just a good voice. >> i think it's of the package, you know, i want them to be able to perform. i want them to feel alive on
stage and, of course, the voice has to be amazing, as well. but for, you know, combine all those three things, i think that combines the factor for me. >> or the x factor. it premieres on wednesday right here on fox 5. >> she has some sort of accent going on. >> eh. >> maybe she had a cold. >> maybe. seems that congratulations are in order for one hollywood couple. according to "people" magazine, blake lylely and ryan reynolds are now husband and wife. the couple reportedly tied the knot over the weekend in mouth pleasant, south carolina -- mount pleasant, south carolina. a handful of stars attended including bette midler and others. they started dating last october after meeting on the set of their movie, the green lantern. if you saw that. >> nobody did. >> so she is now mrs. green lantern. >> very cute. sometimes you may feel like your dog needs a breath mint. but he may just need a teeth cleaning. >> yeah. >> still ahead in today's pet
project, annie is learning the pros and cons of getting it done professionally and how you can save some money and clean your dog's teeth yourself. >> er in so cute. >> and wings of fancy . holly is getting a look at some beautiful butterflies this morning and how kids are learning from the exhibit too and how you can see it, as well. that's coming up next. the fastest speeds. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
come take a look at this. they're cute. savannah a young cheetah cub at the cincinnati zoo has a friend the puppy playmate max. the zoo says dogs and cheetahs are very similar and hope they will grow up to be great friends or the cheetah is going to eat the dog. one or the two. we'll season enough. [ laughter ] >> all right. well, speaking of pets, are you
noticing some plaque build-up on fido lately or some really bad breath? it might be time to have your dog's teeth cleaned. >> there are some pros and cons to taking your dog to the vet for the procedure or you can try doing it yourself, which could save you a lot of money. might be hard to do, though. annie hugh has more on this. >> hey, tony and sarra . thank you very much. it could save you money but also save your dog's life. we'll explain in a bit. but first i want to introduce our guess, can sandra reed with dogma in arlington a pet stylist specialist over there. good morning. >> good morning. >> you brought molly who is a loyal client of yours. she looks artificial. but she is real and breathing. [ laughter ] >> so i have to admit, you know, i have had dogs all my life and i clip their nails, sometimes a little grooming myself but never thought to clean their teeth myself until now because my yorkie has a condition where his heart is
leaking so he can't be put under anesthesia. what alternatives can people do at home? >> well, at home in between your vet dental visits, you can actually do a couple of things. just like we brush our teeth and mouthwash, twice a day, in between our doctor visits, the dogs need the same thing. so there's a couple of things we have like a finger toothbrush that we can use, you know, if you can see how clean molly's teeth are. >> great teeth. >> she has never one time had a procedure to get her teeth cleaned and this is why. we have products such as water additives and a toothbrushless toothpaste so all you do is just dab it in their mouth. >> so explain this. this is pretty neat. this one doesn't require any hands on, right? >> this is the simplest
solution and i love it and all of my clients love it. you just take the cap off, pour a little capful of the solution into the water bowl. and they drink it. >> fresh breath instantly. >> it's minty and it does wonders. >> okay. these are things i have seen before, the bully sticks and the bones to kind of rub against their teeth for the plaque. those things all help but you're saying something like you this put on a toothbrush here. now, my dog is 10 and he isn't used to me touching close up to his mouth. what are your tips or advice for dogs like that? >> well, with your dog being 10 and it's probably first time being introduced to teeth brushing, right -- >> by me, right. >> by you. well, one thing you have to be concerned about if you are doing home maintenance and the teeth brushing, if you see any real excess build-up, red inflamed gums, you're going to have to go see your vet for
that initially. however, you know, in your case, he can't go and get the anesthesia and go through the procedure. you can still use things such as these chews to help out. we have sprays. these are the bully sticks that we have. just any kind of dental chew. elk antlers. you know, anything is better than nothing at that point. >> right. and explain how important is it, really, to take your dog's teeth seriously. i know some people neglect it for many reasons, the cost first of all, it could cost up to $200 or but how really important is it? >> well, it is very important because what causes the periodontal disease is the bacteria build-up in the mouth. and if you let that go on too long, not only are you going to have gingivitis, the excess plaque build-up, that bacteria
can actually spread through the rest of the body and cause further damage to the body and even some of the plaque if it chips off into their system, the body can't really digest plaque. so it can get dispersed and it can cause some serious damage. >> so treat their teeth like your own. make sure you take that into consideration if you do have a dog. thank you very much, cassandra. >> good to be back. >> for more tips on taking care of your pet, visit and this morning, we also want you to log on and upload your photos because every day, we are going to share your pet photos during our 9:00 hour. take a look at these guys. tyson and rider, on vacation. lucky dogs. look how cute, a little mini me. make sure you log on and upload your pet photo. who knows, we might feature them during the 9:00 hour. back to you. >> thank you. >> those dogs are cu. >> they are. what could digging in the dirt have to do with bingo and
watermelon spitting? we're not talking about the show here comes honey boo boo. >> it's all part of a local program teaching children about nutritious fruits and vegetables. and fox 5's holly morris joins us now from brookside gardens in wheaton with more on this. holly. >> reporter: that's only one thing funnier than the fact that you just referenced honey boo boo and that would be leslie and her tomatoes! [ laughter ] >> reporter: the things we do for our jobs, right? >> that's right. >> reporter: a tomato never looked so good. leslie is the marketing and media relations manager at brookside on this gorgeous monday morning. >> it is gorgeous. >> reporter: and you guys are gearing up for a big thing come saturday which is the super fun day here. tell me about it. >> it's our annual children's day and this year it's eat like a rainbow which is why i'm wearing this lovely tomato costume. we are part of the michelle obama national initiative, let's move and groove. we're going to have kids here
learning about healthy eating choices, keeping physically fit, and we'll have a 16-minute activity circuit to participate in, something like what the kids are doing behind me. >> reporter: so insert here, parents, bring your kids to be worn out while they're here and learn things. >> there will be planting, face- painting, scavenger hunts. ities. >> a fun event, free to the community, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this saturday and we hope the kids will come out and have fun. >> reporter: talk about eating like a rainbow and how as parents we can go about doing that. >> actually our entertainment that day is national songwriter by the name of jay mankita and his album is called eat like a rainbow, featuring the usda's team nutrition and jay drives around in a veggie voyager that is powered by recycled
vegetable oil. so all of his songs talk about healthy eating and the need to eat more fruits and vegetables. so that's part of what our theme here at the gardens has been. >> reporter: the thing i like is sometimes when, you know, they give us a recommendation of how many serves we need to have and it's kind of hard to keep it straight but if you just look on your plate and you see blue, red, green, you need to mix it up. that makes it interesting. we have been here also it morning talk about the butterflies and this is the last week for that so i'm sure people can get in on that saturday, as well. >> yes, they can. >> has that been successful this summer. it's been wildly successful despite all the heat and humidity and the power outages we had earlier this summer. it's been great. >> reporter: that would be tough on the butterflies with the power outage. no heat and humidity this morning. it's gorgeous. when people come to brookside, what's the best to make the most of the property? there's a lot here. >> we have 50 acres here at brookside gardens, so what they
should really do is start at the visitors center. we'll give them a passport or map that looks like this. and then they will have a whole circuit that they can go by and stop at each station, get their passport stamped, and they will be learning something at each station and getting some gifts and little prizes. >> reporter: do you find that sometimes this is still a little bit of a hidden gem, people don't always realize that brookside is here? >> it is. that means i need to do a better job. >> reporter: well said from the marketing director, right? let's time, tomato this time, you could always put on the banana costume. i want to bring the kids over. it's not every day you come to play on tv. that's cool. so here's my question for you guys before you go. you spent a little time here at brookside gardens. can you tell me your favorite thing? >> the flowers. >> reporter: what do you like about the flowers? >> they're colorful. >> reporter: they are beautiful. >> butterflies. >> reporter: the butterflies. did you have a favorite
butterfly? >> no. >> reporter: just like them all flying around, right, it was pretty cool. all right, what but? >> the butterflies. they're all different times. >> can you show us the hula hoop? >> reporter: come out on family day on saturday, it's free. bring canned food items or non- perishable food items to donate to a local charity. we'll have more "fox 5 morning news" when we come back. you go, man. i like it. this messa ge. tt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices...
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